Best Quotes of December 2011

Across all of the blogs and Facebook posts from December, these are the best of the best Christian quotes:

    • Charles Spurgeon: “Every other sorrow fades over time, but sorrow over sin grows as we mature.” via Desiring God
    • Thomas Watson: “He may look on death with joy, who can look on forgiveness with faith.” via Desiring God
    • John Newton: “I am not what I am not what I wish to be. I am not even what I hope to be. But by the cross of Christ I am not what I was.” via Randy Alcorn
    • C.S. Lewis: “You and I have need of the strongest spell that can be found to wake us from the evil enchantment of worldliness.” via Randy Alcorn
    • Thomas Watson: “Until sin is bitter, Christ cannot be sweet.” via Desiring God
    • R.A. Torrey: “The chief purpose of prayer is that God may be glorified in the answer.” via Tim Challies
    • Martyn Lloyd-Jones: “If you really do believe that the babe in the manger in Bethlehem is the second Person in the Trinity – and that is the truth – then I cannot see that there is any difficulty about this doctrine of the virgin birth. Indeed, I would find myself in much greater difficulty if I did not have the doctrine of the virgin birth to believe.”
    • J.I. Packer: “Faithfulness is our business;fruitfulness is an issue that we must be content to leave with God.” via Tim Challies
    • Bonhoeffer: “Discipleship is not an offer that man makes to Christ” via The Resurgence
    • G.K. Chesterton: “The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.” via Randy Alcorn
    • J.I. Packer: “Doctrinal preaching certainly bores the hypocrites; but it is only doctrinal preaching that will save Christ’s sheep. The preacher’s job is to proclaim the faith, not to provide entertainment for unbelievers—in other words, to feed the sheep rather than amuse the goats.” via Daily Reformed Quote
    • C.S. Lewis: “Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets: when you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him.” via The Trinity Forum
    • Charles Spurgeon: “Do not slice pieces out of your manhood and then hope to fill up the vacancies with bank notes. He who loses manliness or godliness to gain gold is a great cheater of himself. Keep yourselves entirely for God and for His Christ—and let all other matters be additions, not subtractions! Live above the world. Its goods will come to you when you do not bid high for them. If you hunt the butterfly of wealth too eagerly, you may spoil it by the stroke with which you secure it.” via Desiring God
    • Stephen Charnock: ‎”Adoption gives us the privilege of sons, regeneration the nature of sons.” via Tim Challies
    • John Calvin: “We should ask God to increase our hope when it is small, awaken it when it is dormant, confirm it when it is wavering, strengthen it when it is weak, and raise it up when it is overthrown.” via Table Talk
    • Charles Spurgeon: “Every other sorrow fades over time, but sorrow over sin grows as we mature.” via Desiring God
    • Thomas Watson: “He may look on death with joy, who can look on forgiveness with faith.” via Desiring God
    • John Newton: “I am not what I am not what I wish to be. I am not even what I hope to be. But by the cross of Christ I am not what I was.” via Randy Alcorn
    • C.S. Lewis: “You and I have need of the strongest spell that can be found to wake us from the evil enchantment of worldliness.” via Randy Alcorn
    • Thomas Watson: “Until sin is bitter, Christ cannot be sweet.” via Desiring God
    • R.A. Torrey: “The chief purpose of prayer is that God may be glorified in the answer.” via Tim Challies
    • Martyn Lloyd-Jones: “If you really do believe that the babe in the manger in Bethlehem is the second Person in the Trinity – and that is the truth – then I cannot see that there is any difficulty about this doctrine of the virgin birth. Indeed, I would find myself in much greater difficulty if I did not have the doctrine of the virgin birth to believe.”
    • J.I. Packer: “Faithfulness is our business;fruitfulness is an issue that we must be content to leave with God.” via Tim Challies
    • Bonhoeffer: “Discipleship is not an offer that man makes to Christ” via The Resurgence
    • G.K. Chesterton: “The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.” via Randy Alcorn
    • J.I. Packer: “Doctrinal preaching certainly bores the hypocrites; but it is only doctrinal preaching that will save Christ’s sheep. The preacher’s job is to proclaim the faith, not to provide entertainment for unbelievers—in other words, to feed the sheep rather than amuse the goats.” via Daily Reformed Quote
    • C.S. Lewis: “Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets: when you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him.” via The Trinity Forum
    • Charles Spurgeon: “Do not slice pieces out of your manhood and then hope to fill up the vacancies with bank notes. He who loses manliness or godliness to gain gold is a great cheater of himself. Keep yourselves entirely for God and for His Christ—and let all other matters be additions, not subtractions! Live above the world. Its goods will come to you when you do not bid high for them. If you hunt the butterfly of wealth too eagerly, you may spoil it by the stroke with which you secure it.” via Desiring God
    • Stephen Charnock: ‎”Adoption gives us the privilege of sons, regeneration the nature of sons.” via Tim Challies
    • John Calvin: “We should ask God to increase our hope when it is small, awaken it when it is dormant, confirm it when it is wavering, strengthen it when it is weak, and raise it up when it is overthrown.” via Table Talk
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